New BasicMed (FAR Part 68) goes into effect on May 1, 2017. Pilots operating under Part 91 who have held an FAA medical certificate within the past 10 years will soon have an alternative, voluntary means to certify they are healthy enough to fly.
FAASTeam is hosting a special seminar at Galaxy FBO on March 23rd, 2017 at 6:30pm to go over the new BasicMed Rules, and to answer all your questions.
Seminar Title: BasicMed – New 3rd Class Medical Rules
Topic: BasicMed – The new medical rule that allow the use of a drivers license as a medical
Date and Time: Thursday, March 23, 2017, starting at 18:30 Central Daylight Time
Speaker(s): Lance Little and Paul Downs
Location: Galaxy FBO at the Conroe North Houston Regional Airport
Registration: Please click here to register for this event.
Federal Aviation Administration’s new BasicMed rule will simplify regulations and keep general aviation flying affordable; pilots will be able to fly certain aircraft without holding a medical certificate, providing they comply with a number of FAA provisions. The new rule requires pilots opting to use the no-medical-certificate route possess a valid driver’s license and have completed a medical education course within the previous 24 months. The rule also restricts pilots to operating airplanes carrying no more than six people and weighing no more than 6,000 pounds ( including turbine-powered and rotorcraft), below 18,000 feet and slower than 250 kias. Both VFR and IFR day/night operations are permitted under the new rules.
As the educational outreach arm of the FAA, the FAASTeam is committed to serving the General Aviation community, and making our skies even safer. The FAASTeam sponsors thousands of aviation safety seminars and webinars throughout the country each year. These interesting and informative seminars and webinars include a variety of important safety topics designed to reduce risk and increase the level of safety in aviation operations. For more information on FAASTeam, visit www.faasafety.gov